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Old 07-03-10, 12:36 PM   #1
tylernt
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Default Is Via C3 CPU supported, also, how much RAM/swap needed?

I can't get X to start, catches signal 4. Before I submit a bug report, let me ask if my setup even has a chance of working:

CPU: Via Epia C3 (CyrixIII / CentaurHauls)
RAM: 512MB (no swap)
NVIDIA driver: 256.35
Kernel: 2.6.29.6
Distro: Slackware 13
Card: BFG-manufactured 8400 GS

My main questions are:

1. Is my Via C3 CPU supported? Do I need to recompile my kernel for i486 instead of the C3?

2. Will my 512MB RAM cut it? In my X startup logs I see the NVIDIA driver is allocating 768MB, but this is a PXE/NFS netboot box with no swapfile. Do I need a swapfile or more RAM to make the NVIDIA driver work?

I'll gladly submit a "proper" bug report if the answers are yes, but in the meantime, here's a snippet of the Xorg log:

Code:
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA: Using 768.00 MB of virtual memory for indirect memory access.
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA(0): kernel module enabled successfully
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA(0): GPU initialized
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "800x600"
(II) Jul 02 19:22:28 NVIDIA(0): First mode initialized

Backtrace:
0: /usr/bin/X(xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x812d22b]
1: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x51) [0x80bc721]
2: [0xffffe400]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4.  Server aborting
Thoughts?
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